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Interview with filmmaker Beeban Kidron, plus exclusive clips from her new film. Sex, Death and the Gods explores the complex world of India’s devadasi, girls devoted to a goddess and then sold for sex at puberty | Lindsay Poulton and Joanna …

Video | “There is more than one form of being a devadasi”: The complex world of India’s devadasis – Interview with filmmaker (Lady) Beeban Kidron Read More »

The Goddess Mariyamman in Music and in Sociology of Religion by Pia Srinivasan Buonomo & S. A. Srinivasan >>

Jesudas and his son Edwin are skilled craftsmen, known in the Carnatic music universe of Chennai and elsewhere for the mridangams they give life to, though they still face occasional communal biases | Read the full article with more images …

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Vocal with vina accompaniment: Sreevidhya & Chandramouli (Karaikudi Bani) To listen and view photos on youtube, click here >> Find the lyrics* sung in the tribute by Dhvani in the search window seen below or click here >> Visit Dhvani’s homepage >> Dhvani was formed to Preserve, …

A musical tribute to Prof. S. A. Srinivasan by Karaikudi Voyage – Sreevidhya Chandramouli (vocal & vina) Read More »

Read the full report in The Hindu (13 December 2018) >> Vainika K. G. Vijayakrishnan’s determination to get the younger generation interested in Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music resulted in a documentary on the legend. The documentary, conceptualised by Vijayakrishnan and …

Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music Read More »

Listen to more concerts on the Sannidi Academy YouTube channel >>

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Search a reservoir of Indian theses: Shodhganga, “a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses – Open access Read More »

Martin Spaink (Amsterdam) has earned a name for himself as a leading tanpura expert. Read more on the finer points of tanpura playing, stringing, tuning, maintenance, restoration and playing techniques: fine-tuning of a tanpura Debate on “Meta Tuning Of Tanpura“ e-mail: martinspaink@yahoo.com

Source: Music Research Newsletter – 44 5 November 2018 Contact Us: Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com SHAMSA Database Link: goo.gl/o8rwBx Category: Sources of Research Brief: The following is a database uploaded by the scholar Katherine Butler Schofield to the website …

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by Ludwig Pesch For this musicologist and author, there are good reasons to believe that Carnatic music matters, perhaps more than ever and almost anywhere in the world. So why not perform and teach it in the service of better …

Why Carnatic Music Matters More Than Ever Read More »